Gap Inc. Store Planner in New York, New York
About the role
The role of the Store Planner is to effectively manage store inventory levels to support overall topside sales and inventory plans. This work requires strong analytical skills, the ability to build close partnerships with other functions, while delivering/exceeding financial targets. Has a localized point of view around the client, competition, space, seasonality and micro economic nuances of the stores and how it impacts their department(s). This is a collaborative role that partners closely with the Buying and Merchandise Planning team reporting to the Store Planning Manager.
What you'll do
Build in season projections by store by department, communicating risks/opportunities to topside OTB projections
Develop initial and replenishment allocation strategies to support projections, improve sell thru at the store, style, color and size level based on sales trends, store capacity and presentation
Create Preseason sales and inventory store plans to support sku and depth targets and product strategies
Analyze size selling by vendor/class; make necessary adjustment to maximize opportunities for future buys
Proactively recommend transfers and inventory rebalancing opportunities to drive results
Proactively identify business opportunities and communicated them appropriately, contributing to the financial success of the department
Develop thorough knowledge of store and district level performance through extensive data analysis
Work closely with Buying and Planning to collaborate on in season trends by location
Monitor and execute the flow of inventory into and out of the distribution center
Actively participate in business meetings with strong point of view bringing allocation and store planning perspective to the table
Collaborate with peers to ensure consistency and accuracy of information to drive best practices
Who you are
2-3 years of related experience
Bachelor's degree required
Possesses a clear understanding of financial measurements which could include; sales, gross margin, weeks of supply etc. and how to impact them
Ability to analyze financial metrics and business trends and understand how to impact them; Make quality decisions when developing strategy or solving problems.
Organizational and time management skills. Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities with a strong sense of urgency
Demonstrate strong communication skills. Can communicate effectively using multiple methods and across diverse audiences.
Aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
Desire to innovate/evolve tools and processes
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills / formula writing
Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
Ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize and adapt to fast-paced, dynamic business environment
Creative, Dynamic, Strategic, Results Oriented
Passion for apparel/luxury/fashionetail brands
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